Once again Creston Mapes has put together a thriller worth reading - both timely and exciting, the book held this readers attention for the few days it took to read.
The story, with the exception of a bit of backstory told as flashbacks, takes place in a the brief 18-24 hour news cycle of a modern major city newspaper. Supported by the likes of former Rock Star, and now well-known Christian concert performer, Everett Lester, Senator Martin Sterling was now running for President. Both Everett and Sterling were scheduled to attend the evenings campaign even at the Columbus (OH) Festival Arena.
Part of the event's security detail included Jack Crittendon, former master reporter from the Trenton City Dispatch. However, his last major story included details of how his employers had helped cover up the mis-doings of industrial giant Demler-Vargus Corporation, forcing the newspaper to close its doors. Jack had lost his job and had been force to settle in as a part-time (though regular) security guard for the arena. Now, with his wife eight months pregnant, he still hoped for the break which would allow him to return to his prefered career.
But the evening did not go as expected. Jack's wife and family made a last minute decision to attend, so had the 20 terrorists. Though there was some warning of their arrival, details were unknown - and planning for the unknown is difficult. And to make matters worse ... well to learn that one must read the book.
The book could not be put down - I was sorry that sleep was a required part of each night. Those looking for a fast paced thrill ride, Sky Zone will be the perfect book to pick up this summer. As with the other of Creston Mapes books, faith plays a role in the telling of the story, but only to the extent that it makes one aware of the role faith can play in the lives of believers, whether just discovering the mysteries of the faith or the long-time believer moving through life's daily trials.
I will look forward to the next book in this series - Jack now has his new job and his new son - exciting times for all.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.